Disability in Ancient Rome

A small model of a left arm made in bronze, it has aged and has some green marks on it. REL: Votives of body parts were left at temples as people prayed that those body parts would be cured.
In Uncategorised|18 November 2021|By Roasmund Oats

Dr Emma-Jayne Graham examines the votives, or models of body parts, made by or for disabled people and explores the experience of disability in the classical world. You can watch her talk here (please note this version has captions only, a BSL-interpreted version will be uploaded shortly).

Dr Emma-Jayne Graham is a Senior Lecturer in Classical Studies at the Open University with expertise in Ancient Rome. She uses archaeological remains to explore ideas about religion and disability in Roman Italy, her most recent book is Reassembling Religion in Roman Italy (2021). As well as exploring classical disability she runs The Votives Project.